The Bettye B. Lewis Career Center

Career Center Extras

Tips for Interview Season

Ten Ways Law Students Can Be More Persuasive in Interviews – By better understanding employer expectations and learning to implement persuasive strategies in interviews, you can be prepared for employers’ cautious and conservative hiring policies.  Here are some good tips.

5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask – If you ever are looking for questions, these are some pretty sure-fire suggestions that will help you finish your interview strongly.

5 Ways Poor Manners Can Sink Your Job Search – Make sure your understanding of professional etiquette helps (not damages!) your interviews and job search.

Tips for Writing a Great Cover Letter

How to Write a Cover Letter – The cover letter is probably the most difficult aspect of the job search, so pay special attention to these tips to make sure your letters help you stand out, not fall flat.

Networking Advice

The Art of Networking for the Business Generation - Here are some good, practical tips for one-on-one and social event networking in the business/legal context.  Keep them in mind as you do some networking this semester.

How to Maximize the Potential of Your Alumni Network - An interesting discussion about alumni networks and some tips at the bottom about how to utilize your alumni network effectively.

Follow-up is Key! - Great tips on how to follow-up on contacts you have made so that they might acually go somewhere!  Also, see the helpful suggested language for correspondence.

Advice for your LinkedIn Profile

Advice for your LinkedIn Profile - Ideas on how to take your LinkedIn page from a static profile to an active career-enhancement tool.



We know you have a long list of goals when it comes to law school. The staff of the Career Center can help set you on the right path to fulfilling one of those goals—finding the right job after graduation. We offer resources, career counseling, job fairs, and other services that you can began utilizing during your first semester and continue to take advantage of even after you become one of the college's alumni.

Employment Information

Employment Resources

Resources on job-seeking and information about different aspects of the law are available for check-out or in-office reading and/or viewing through the Career Center.

Employers Who Recruit from UT

Browse a sampling of the hundreds of legal employers that have recruited from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Standards for the Timing of Offers & Decisions

NALP's Principles & Standards are guidelines that offer an ethical framework for all participants in law student recruiting. They guide the timing of responses to offers and set forth the obligations of all participants in the recruiting process.

UT's campus-wide Career Services

The University of Tennessee's Career Services can help you identify part-time jobs, internships and full-time positions through its HIRE-A-VOL system.

Recruiting Events

Off-Campus Job Fairs

Explore the off-campus job conferences in which the University of Tennessee College of Law often participates.

Career Center Information

Career Center Policies

Policies and requirements related to the Career Center, its mission and usage, may be found herein.

General Timeline of Recruiting & Career Development Activities

Career-related activities and special events of interest to law students occur in the same time period annually. Browse the outline to mark events on your calendar.

Upcoming Career Center Events

  • September 16, 2014
    Career Development 2Ls
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: September 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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  • September 23, 2014
    Career Development 3Ls
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: September 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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  • September 30, 2014
    Job Search Tool Kit 1Ls
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: September 30, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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  • October 28, 2014
    Horror Stories 1st Year Lawyers
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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